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Washington Bus Education Fund 2020 Fellowship Application
The Bus Fellowship is a ten-week paid political, social justice and community-building program for young people. The fellowship is part time, and is open to 18-25 year olds. Fellows spend the summer grassroots organizing, building community and driving progressive change in sunny Seattle. Alumni leave the program with the ability to champion issues they are passionate about, and the skills to make real change in their communities. More details are available on our website at

The fellowship pays a $3000 stipend over the course of ten weeks. Fellows learn from and with each other and are expected to be committed to the fellowship as their first priority. Hours will vary weekly, but you can expect to spend 20-30 hours a week learning and doing campaign work, including weekends and evenings.

The Washington Bus is committed to making the fellowship as accessible as possible for qualified candidates. This means that we will support you in finding housing if need be. Fellows receive an Orca card for the duration of the fellowship.

If you are interested in the fellowship, but are not yet 18, please reach out to us or fill out our volunteer interest form:

The priority deadline is April 1st and the final deadline is April 22nd.

If you have any questions during the application process, please reach out to the Fellowship Coordinator, Mo at
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Personal Information
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First Name *
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Last Name *
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Street Address (Current)
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City, State, Zip Code *
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Phone Number *
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Email *
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How did you hear about the Fellowship? (check all that apply)
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Fellowship Logistics
The Fellowship is a 20 to 30-hour a week time commitment, and runs from June 15th through August 21st. Do you have any obligations that will conflict with your full participation in the Fellowship? *
If you answered Yes or Maybe to the question above please provide an explanation of your expected obligations during the summer.
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Which of the following activities have you participated in before? *
Do you have access to a car that you could use for transportation during the Fellowship program? *
High School *
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High School Graduation Year *
College or University
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College/University Graduation Year
Major/Area of Study
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Are you currently a student? *
What school do you currently attend?
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Work Experience
***Please include information about your past work history, internships and/or volunteer experience

Job History
Please list previous jobs held. For each position, list your position title, organization, duration of job, job duties
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Internship History
Please list previous internships held. For each position, list your internship title, organization, duration of internship, internship duties
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Volunteer History
Please list previous volunteer positions held. For each position, list your volunteer position title, organization, duration of volunteering, volunteer duties
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Reference #1 *
Please include Name, Occupation, Relationship, Phone Number and Email
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Reference #2 *
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Self-Identification Questions
***As an organization that strives for equity, The Washington Bus empowers young leaders from underrepresented communities and aims to recruit a diverse class of Fellows. Any answers in this section will remain confidential and will not be used in individual selection decisions. The following questions are all optional. By letting us know how you identify, you help us assess our approach to outreach.

Race/Ethnicity (check all that apply)
Which of the following, if any, do you identify as? (check all that apply)
Short Essay Questions
***Please answer the following questions in 50-300 words.
What does community mean to you? Describe a community that you are a part of and what it means to be a part of that community. *
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What is the most pressing issue your community is facing? *
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How would you engage someone who feels disconnected from politics? *
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Define what equity means to you *
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Tell us about the last time you had a disagreement with someone. What was the situation, and how did you resolve this conflict? Is there anything you would do differently? *
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Fun Facts
What issues are most important to you? Rank these issues from our Youth Agenda survey in order of what you feel the most passionate about. (1= this issue is the most important to me, 8= this issue is the least important to me) *
Gun Reform
Affordable Housing
Immigration Reform
Criminal Justice
Tax Reform
Reproductive Justice
Climate Justice
Student Debt Reform
You get to decide the top 2 headliners for a music festival- what bands/artists do you choose? Bonus: What kind of food truck would you want to have at the festival? *
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We know you're talented, but what is your most unexpected or hidden talent? *
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If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all your human needs—such as food and water—were taken care of, what two items would you want to have with you?
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You've been chosen as DJ- what song *has to* be on the party playlist?
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Anything else you'd like to tell us? *
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